Remondis Board Member Egbert Tölle and Purchasing Manager Josef Holtermann were given the symbolic key for the new addition to Remondis’s fleet of vehicles from MAN Truck & Bus Executive Board Member for Sales and Marketing Heinz-Jürgen Löw and Martin Zaindl, Head of German Regional Sales Southeast for Trucks. The powerful 360 hp four-axle vehicle with specially developed MAN TipMatic ASF automated transmission will be put into service with a rear loader waste collection superstructure at the Remondis branch office in Oberhausen.
The axle configuration of the 8×2-6 type features the special rear axle configuration with a steered pusher axle and a steered tag axle in addition to the driving axle. This triple axis variant, which is increasingly in demand in the disposal industry, provides increased payload to the chassis with high manoeuvrability and reduced tyre wear in comparison with the classic 6×2 axle configuration. This predestines the 8×2-6 in particular for waste collection operation where high payload reserves in the rear axle area are a key technological requirement. This is a real advantage, for example, when emptying organic waste collection bins as a cubic metre of organic waste weighs more than a cubic metre of household waste or recycling. When used in the disposal sector, the higher rear axle payload generally enables better area coverage each time, which reduces the number of journeys and results in environmental benefits as well as saving time.
Another advantage of the new MAN 8×2-6 axle configuration is its availability ex-works. Complex and cost-intensive additional adjustment work is not required, also the vehicle can go directly from the production line to the body builder without delay.